Wednesday morning workshop, 26th September: The Holbein stitch.

Portrait of King Henry VIII, by Hans Holbein the Younger. The embroidery at the front of his shirt is worked with the Holbein, or double running stitch.

Portrait of King Henry VIII, by Hans Holbein the Younger. The embroidery at the front of his shirt is worked with the Holbein, or double running stitch.

On Wednesday morning, 26th September 2018, the TRC will organise a special interactive workshop about the Holbein stitch and its history. The Holbein stitch (also known as the double running stitch) is a method of creating an outline design that is reversible – the same design appears on the front and back of the ground cloth. This type of embroidery was very popular in the sixteenth century and was often depicted in portraits by the famous painter, Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543), including those of Henry VIIIth of England and his entourage. The workshop will include a background lecture given by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood and a practical given by Joke van Soest, an embroidery teacher who is affiliated with the TRC. This workshop will last until c. 15.00, so participants are asked to bring their own lunch !

Date: 26th September 2018. Time: 10.00 until 15.00. Fee: 35 euros. Venue: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Language: Dutch. Please register well in advance at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428   info@trc-leiden.nl

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
 
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